Brian Aherne

1902 - 1986

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William Brian de Lacy Aherne (2 May 1902 – 10 February 1986) was an English actor of stage, screen, radio and television, who enjoyed a long and varied career in Britain and the United States. His first Broadway appearance in The Barretts of Wimpole Street in 1931 teamed him with Katharine Cornell, with whom he appeared in many productions. In films, he played opposite Madeleine Carroll, Bette Davis, Marlene Dietrich, Rita Hayworth and Carole Lombard, and was Oscar-nominated for his role as Emperor Maximilian in Juarez (1939). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Brian Aherne has received more than 591,792 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Brian Aherne is the 3,724th most popular actor (up from 4,525th in 2019), the 3,134th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 3,500th in 2019) and the 477th most popular British Actor.

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Among actors, Brian Aherne ranks 3,724 out of 10,030Before him are Shirley Booth, Christopher Eccleston, Debora Caprioglio, Sunny Deol, Akira Terao, and Maurice Costello. After him are BD Wong, Sylvester Groth, Nathalia Timberg, Greg Germann, Courtney Thorne-Smith, and Lola Albright.

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Among people born in 1902, Brian Aherne ranks 215Before him are Toivo Loukola, Yakov Smushkevich, Jean Grémillon, Leopold Lindtberg, Sida Košutić, and Gyula Illyés. After him are Otto Winzer, Strom Thurmond, Edward Condon, Dulce María Loynaz, Lūcija Garūta, and Arno Arthur Wachmann. Among people deceased in 1986, Brian Aherne ranks 168Before him are Jacques Plante, Bruno Mora, Agustín Sauto Arana, László Lékai, Pasquale Festa Campanile, and Reinhold Münzenberg. After him are Thad Jones, Anton Janda, Ronald McNair, Lothar Bolz, Yoshiyuki Tsuruta, and André Tassin.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Brian Aherne ranks 3,134 out of 6,924Before him are Adrian Paul (1959), Gareth Southgate (1970), John Hartley (1849), William Davies Evans (1790), Michael Hurst (1957), and Christopher Eccleston (1964). After him are A. E. Housman (1859), Peter Maxwell Davies (1934), Richard Gunn (1871), Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece (1968), Nik Kershaw (1958), and Denny Laine (1944).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Brian Aherne ranks 477Before him are Matt Smith (1982), Herbert Marshall (1890), Jamie Campbell Bower (1988), Adrian Paul (1959), Michael Hurst (1957), and Christopher Eccleston (1964). After him are Rose Leslie (1987), Sam Heughan (1980), Pauline Collins (1940), Emily Mortimer (1971), May Whitty (1865), and Ben Miller (1966).

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